Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a highly specialized therapy technique used to stimulate the circulation of the lymph system. The lymph system is one of the body's main fluid transportation and filtration systems and is often referred to as the "rubbish removal" system of the body. Its import cannot be overstated.
The goal of MLD is to get bodily fluids flowing -- either because they have become blocked for any number of reasons, or simply to accelerate flow. If the lymph system function has been compromised by surgery, trauma, or improper development, accumulating toxins can lead to extensive cell damage, recurrent infections, sickness, and disease.
The purpose of lymph drainage is to move fluid out of your tissues into lymph nodes where bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms are destroyed. It reduces swelling and pain and stimulates your immune system, increasing the circulation of white blood cells.
MLD is an extremely light and gentle massage technique with a very powerful effect. MLD increases the speed of lymph flow 10-12 times, significantly boosting the body's cleansing processes and immunological response.
What To Expect During an MLD Session
The MLD practitioner uses a range of specialized, gentle and slow rhythmic techniques. The feather-light touch is very relaxing and is appropriate for almost anyone at any time. These techniques are based on scientific & physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. When performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, MLD can increase drainage bringing about optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels.
Before and after an MLD session, it is important to increase water in-take.
Cost: $90 per session
ADVISEMENT: One MLD treatment will evince positive results, but certain chronic conditions may require a regimen of appointments held on consecutive days to achieve optimum results. The scheduling of appointments and recommended guidelines will be discussed when contacting the office.
Benefits of MLD:
Reduces edema (swelling)
Stimulates the functions of the immune system
Reduces inflammatory conditions
Aids insomnia, depression, digestion
Alleviates heavy metal, pesticide and metabolic waste toxicity